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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
  • adj. Unexpectedly sudden: an abrupt change in the weather.
  • adj. Surprisingly curt; brusque: an abrupt answer made in anger.
  • adj. Touching on one subject after another with sudden transitions: abrupt prose.
  • adj. Steeply inclined. See Synonyms at steep1.
  • adj. Botany Terminating suddenly rather than gradually; truncate: an abrupt leaf.
  • the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
  • adj. Broken off; very steep, or craggy, as rocks, precipices, banks; precipitous; steep.
  • adj. Without notice to prepare the mind for the event; sudden; hasty; unceremonious.
  • adj. Having sudden transitions from one subject to another; unconnected.
  • adj. Suddenly terminating, as if cut off.
  • n. An abrupt place.
  • v. To tear off or asunder.
  • The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Broken or appearing as if broken away or off; marked by or showing a sudden breach or change of continuity; wanting continuation or completion: as, the path or the discourse came to an abrupt termination; an abrupt turn in a road. Hence Steep; precipitous: as, an abrupt cliff; an abrupt descent.
  • Figuratively, sudden; without notice to prepare the mind for the event; unceremonious: as, an abrupt entrance or address.
  • Lacking in continuity; having sudden transitions from one subject to another: as, an abrupt style.
  • In botany, terminating suddenly: as, an abrupt point: sometimes used in the sense of truncate: as, an abrupt leaf.
  • n. An abrupt place; a precipice or chasm.
  • To break off; interrupt; disturb.
  • WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
  • adj. extremely steep
  • adj. surprisingly and unceremoniously brusque in manner
  • adj. marked by sudden changes in subject and sharp transitions
  • adj. exceedingly sudden and unexpected
  • Equivalent
    steep    discourteous    disconnected    staccato    sudden   
    Cross Reference
    Words with the same meaning
    broken    disconnected    unexpected    hasty    sudden    blunt    unceremonious    rough    rugged    curt   
    Words with the same terminal sound
    corrupt    disrupt    erupt    interrupt    upped   
    Same Context
    Words that are found in similar contexts
    sudden    rapid    harsh    final    startle    curt    hasty    momentary    rough